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Federico (cand.techn.soc) has been working for UNEP DTU Partnership since 2011 after working for the CDM DNA in Belize. Recent activities involve capacity building for NAMA development, support to countries in designing iNDCs and adhere to the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement.

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Other relevant training/skills

"Project Management" Technical University of Denmark, 03.2017 - 06.2017

"Spanish Language Course - Proficiency level", S.O.L  HISPANIA, UN City Copenhagen, 11.2016 - ongoing

"Development Economics"  University of Oslo, Norway, 09.2005 - 12.2005

"Italian History in the 19th and 20th century" University of Oslo, Norway, 09.2005 - 12.2005

"Italian Literature - ITA 1102" University of Oslo, Norway, 09.2005 - 12.2005

"Italian Cultural Studies - ITA 1501" University of Oslo, Norway, 09.2005 - 12.2005



Ryfisch, D., Canu F. A, Reutemann, T., Lütken S., Hinostroza, M.  NAMA Information and Guidebook – Enabling implementation of NDCs through NAMAs, UNEP DTU Partnership


Canu, F. A., Olin, M. L. Strategisk energiplanlægning i kommunalt regi, Energiforum Danmark Nr. 3 / Juni 2011


Canu, F. A. Belize CDM Guidebook, Belize Meteorological Service, 2011


Canu, F. A., Rasmussen, T. E. Før Klimatopmødet: EU's valg mellem kerneenergi eller bæredygtig udvikling, Ingeniøren 16. okt. 2009




Speaker at the national workshop on Renewable Energy NAMA development in Jamaica (March 2017)


Speaker at the meeting on improvement for MRV systems in Maputo, Mozambique (March 2017)


Speaker and moderator at the MAAP tool dissemination and capacity building workshop in Mexico City (January 2017)


Speaker on NDC implementation plan development and MRV for NDC at the workshop on NDC implementation for the Maldives and Afghanistan held at the UN City in Copenhagen (September 2016)


Speaker on NAMA opportunities in energy efficiency in Grenada at the workshop on NAMA development for residential lighting (January 2017)


Speaker on NAMA opportunities in the livestock sector at the NAMA Roundtable in Honduras (July  2016)


Speaker and tutor at the NAMAcademy in Maputo, Mozambique with Mozambican representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy, and Ministry of Agriculture (September 2015)


Speaker and tutor at the NAMAcademy in Quito, Ecuador with country representatives from the Latin American Region (September 2015)


International Experience:

Countries of work experience:


Date from - Date to


1999 - 2007 (duty post)


2007 - current (duty post)


02.2011 - 08.2011(technical assistance)

São Tomé and Príncipe

08.2015 - 08.2015 (technical assistance)


09.2015 - present (technical assistance)


06.2016 - 06.2016 (technical assistance)


07.2016 - present (technical assistance)


02.2017 - 02.2017 (technical assistance)


01.2017 - 01.2017(technical assistance)


07.2016 - present (technical assistance)


12.2016 - present (technical assistance)


Language Skills:

Research areas

Key qualifications:

Project Management

  • Managing several ongoing projects with project teams ranging from 2-7 employees
  • Successfully achieved project closures within timelines and according to established outputs

Capacity Development

  • Managing capacity building training programmes and in-country capacity building on mitigation policies and actions and monitoring reporting and verification
  • Dissemination of climate policy and action development at events with regional and national focus

UNFCCC mechanisms and frameworks

  • Providing capacity building to developing countries on participation and adherence to UNFCCC mechanisms and frameworks
  • Experienced in CDM and CDM methodologies
  • Worked in developing country Designated National Authority for CDM

GHG Calculations and scenarios

  • Familiar with GHG calculation methodologies
  • Assisting developing countrieswith the establishment of emission scenarios

Design of climate change policies

  • Providing technical assistance and capacity building to developing countries on the design and implementation of climate change mitigation policies and actions
  • Assessment of completeness and gaps in policy and implementation mechanism design for mitigation policies and actions

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Masters Technological and Socio-economic Planning, Roskilde University

Aug 2007Feb 2013

Technological and Socio-economic Planning, Roskilde University


Development Economics, University of Oslo

Aug 2005Jan 2006

Development Economics, University of Oslo


External positions

Research Assistant, UNEP DTU Partnership

Mar 2013 → …

Board Member , s p a c e Association

Mar 2013 → …

Student Assistant , UNEP Risø Centre

Nov 2011 → …

Intern, Belize Ministry og Natural Resources and the Environment

Feb 2011Aug 2011

Student Assistant , ihi Bupa

Nov 2007Jan 2011

Assistant Manager , Kaffebrenneriet

Jan 2005Dec 2005

Personal Assistant, ULOBA BA

Nov 2004Oct 2006

Project Manager , CFE - Entertainment

Feb 2004Jan 2006


  • User defined:
  • Paris Agreement
  • Climate Change
  • Climate finance
  • Energy planning
  • Developing countries
  • Clean Development Mechanism
  • Enhanced transparency framework


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